Endangered Foal Born at Smithsonian Zoo
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Silkie chickens most likely originated in China where they were bred for their fluffy plumage, as well as their remarkably calm temperment and bright blue meat and bones. While the blue meat is considered unappetizing in Western culture, in Asia it is often considered a delicacy (like eating a Smurf!). This tiny chick entered the world last week at Zoo Basel's children's zoo.

Silkie chicken chick zoo basel 1 rs

Silkie chicken chick zoo basel 1 closeup